Former TV person, current college professor and media researcher. Ironman triathlete, meditation teacher and yoga instructor.


We need healing, not a $150 pair of pants.

I confess I’ve been complicit as well. When I worked at a yoga studio, I would try to come up with cool pictures of myself in yoga poses to advertise for my classes. I don’t know why I thought this pose would somehow lure people in, but I used it nonetheless.

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My cheesy attempt to “sell” yoga

What the pose above doesn’t reveal is how long it took for me to get that picture. I had to drive down to Tampa, find a place to park along the causeway, blow up my SUP, paddle to the middle of the waterway, drop anchor, turn on my GoPro, bust the pose itself, then come back, deflate my SUP, drive home, transfer my pics to my computer, fix the picture just a little bit, then try to find a catchy caption to accompany my cool picture while also tagging brands for potential sponsorship. …

Peace comes when we no longer struggle with our dark side.

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Image by Allauddin Yousafzai from Pixabay

I might be one of the few people who truly enjoyed the Disney movie, The Call of the Wild. Although the story itself intrigued me, I was mesmerized by the dark wolf who guides the main character, Buck.

It reminded me of the story of two wolves, which is an old Native American parable. The parable has been somewhat distorted because it suggests a dualism — a fight against good and evil within yourself. Here’s the more popular version you might have heard:

One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. …

It preys upon our inability to sit quietly in our sacred space.

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Image by Anastasia Gepp from Pixabay

You’re sitting at home alone and your WiFi goes out. You begin to panic, wondering how long it would be out. You try to go online even though the cellular network in your area is sometimes spotty. You realize you can’t take care of this online, so you, gulp, have to call customer service.

You work through the 17 automated menus to try to solve your problem, but after a while, you just hit 0 to talk to an actual human. You’re told you have at least a 10-minute wait. …

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